Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Tragic Discovery at Travis Early College High School Prompts Closure
In a shocking turn of events, classes at Travis Early College High School in Austin were abruptly canceled today following the discovery of a deceased female body on the school’s campus grounds. School district officials were swift to reassure parents, students, and staff that there was no immediate danger and that the campus remains a safe environment.
The grim discovery was made by vigilant campus staff members who spotted the body outside and immediately contacted district police. Emergency responders arrived promptly, only to pronounce the individual dead. Although the person’s age is estimated to be between 15 and 20 years old, their identity has not yet been revealed to the public, leaving many wondering if the deceased had any connection to the school.
Due to the unsettling circumstances, the decision was made to close the campus for the remainder of the day, and families were promptly notified. The announcement of the school’s closure was also disseminated across social media platforms, ensuring that everyone in the community was informed.
At the time of the discovery, classes had not yet commenced; however, some staff and students participating in extracurricular activities were present on campus. The cause of death has yet to be determined by the medical examiner, leaving authorities and the school community in a state of unease and uncertainty.
Travis Early College High School officials expressed their deep sadness at the unfortunate incident and offered their unwavering support to the entire school community. Recognizing the emotional toll this tragedy may have on students and staff, the school has made emotional support resources readily accessible. Licensed mental health professionals and counselors are available to provide guidance and aid during this difficult time.
While the immediate focus is on supporting those affected, the district has yet to decide whether classes will resume the next day. This incident, occurring only four days into the new school year, has undoubtedly cast a somber shadow over the community, leaving many students and parents with questions and concerns regarding the safety and well-being of their loved ones.
As investigations continue and authorities work towards unraveling the circumstances surrounding this tragic event, the Travis Early College High School community remains united in their grief and resilience.